The internet is abuzz with talks of the August eclipses – starting with the Lunar eclipse in Aquarius on August 7th and the Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 21st. Solar Eclipses are always paired with a Lunar Eclipse in the opposite sign, and these two eclipses create a portal or doorway for powerful transformation and change to occur.
These coming eclipses are mirror images of the eclipses we had in February (at that time the Lunar eclipse was in Leo, followed by a Solar Eclipse over China in the sign of Aquarius). Think of what was going on for you in February of this year – there were likely some big drastic personal changes. Personally, these changes and transitions may still be unfolding. Worldwide, China’s relationship with the United States was big in the news – Trump had initially taken a hard stance against China but in February we saw him concede to the One China ruling as well as some other interesting interactions between Trump and Xi Jinping.
So on Monday we enter The Lion’s Gate (what astrologers are calling the August eclipses)- are you ready for some powerful change?
Wendy’s Tips For The Eclipse Season:
- Be aware of your feelings and emotions – particularly around “darkness” or the shadow self. The eclipses will illuminate the shadow self and bring things to the surface. It is best to face these things head on, but with patience and compassion. You have an opportunity here for deep healing and transmutation.
- Be aware of others acting out of ego or fear. Everyone will pretty much be feeling like their personal crisis is the most important thing going on – and they are right! For each of us, our personal conflicts will hold some deep truths that need to be noticed and heard. Give your friends and family space to express themselves. Holding space for each other to work through pain or powerful revelations will be a really important part of the work done at this time.
- Follow your heart! The Aquarius/Leo energy pairing is all about mind vs heart. Aquarius is more “thinking” while Leo is more “feeling” but both really want the same thing – fellowship and love. The Aquarius lunar eclipse will highlight ways we can GIVE, while the Leo solar eclipse will highlight how we RECEIVE. Finding balance between giving and receiving will help you access the changes and transformations of this eclipse season with grace.
Narrowing in on the Lunar Eclipse coming on Monday, let’s examine some of the energies surrounding an Aquarius Full Moon.
Aquarius is the Visionary sign of the Zodiac. Supported and fed by this sign are the energies of Humanitarians, Activism, Loyalty, Sociability, Friendships, and Unconventional ways of thinking, etc. Aquarius is represented by the Tarot Card “The Star” – which is the ultimate card of hopefulness for a bright future. The Star brings hope and inspiration after the destruction of The Tower card. Rebuilding with a sense of serenity, spiritual contentment, compassion, and creativity. For this eclipse, think about what gives you Hope. What inspires you to give back to others? In what ways are you healing and inspiring others and providing nourishment to your community in meaningful ways?
For some, the eclipse may bring up feelings of discontentment. You may find yourself feeling more relateble to the reversed meanings of this card… lack of faith, lack of creativity, hopeless, bored, disconnected. If this is the case, don’t worry! It’s just the eclipse doing it’s work with Shadow! Allow yourself to look at these feelings with honesty and without judgment – and ask yourself what needs to be changed or realigned in your life that will allow you to feel hopeful, connected, and creative again. Spend some time journaling or meditating through this. (These feelings may arrive before the eclipse and last for several days after.) Better yet, Talk. To. Your. Friends! Aquarius energy is fed and supported by community and friendship above all! Below I have included 3 tarot spreads I found on Pinterest that would be perfect to use around this Lunar Eclipse. If you don’t read tarot, or would simply like someone else to do a reading for you, feel free to contact me! I’ll be offering all three of these readings on a Sliding Scale for the next week! firstname.lastname@example.org